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Central Austin is one of the most desired locations in Austin, due to its proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife, the State Capitol and other Texas government complexes, and the University of Texas campus. In MLS areas 1B, 4, UT, and DT, Central Austin always has been a popular place to live, work, and spend leisure time, and has seen an even greater resurgence since the introduction of high-rise and loft living. The skyline of downtown Austin has changed dramatically over the last decade and is a vibrant hub for many Austinites and for visitors and tourists.

Everything that's great about Austin (see Austin homes for sale) can be found in the Central district. This is where people come for entertainment, shopping, business, and a place to call home. Many of Austin's annual festivals are in central Austin, including the internationally renowned South By Southwest Music Festival, which helped the city become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Central Austin also is a hotbed of economic activity and high-tech innovation with its thriving business climate. Read More >>

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$515,000
705 E 49th St #b - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,918
Acres
0.11
Year Built
2014
$515,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Attached 1/2 Duplex in Wallace J P
3 br, 3 ba, 1,918 ft²
MLS® #: 7336601
Price:
$515,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7336601
Sqft:
1,918
Acres:
0.11
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Wallace J P
Property Listed By:
Mission Real Estate Group

Newly Constructed 2014 In The North Hyde Park Neighborhood Of Central Austin Defines Hip. This Masterpiece In Urban Design Utilizes Every Space For Maximum Utility And Comfort.an Exceptional Kitchen With All Stainless Appliances, Granite Countertops, Shaker Cabinets, Glass Tile Backsplash, Counter Level Lighting Package, A Wine/beverage Cooler And Breakfast Bar.the Mast...

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$450,000
3609 Lawton Ave #a - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,419
Acres
0.16
Year Built
2007
$450,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Townhouse in Lawton Ave Condo
3 br, 3 ba, 1,419 ft²
MLS® #: 6136659
Price:
$450,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6136659
Sqft:
1,419
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Lawton Ave Condo
Property Listed By:
Levy Properties, Llc

Location, Location, Location! Rare 3/3 Townhome In Oakmont Heights. Walk To Grocery Store, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Salons, Shopping, Doctors Offices, Parks And School From A Quiet Residential Street. Beautifully Appointed With Stylish Interiors. Stainless Jenn-air Appliances, Maple Floors, Large Private Yard, 2 Car Garage, Caesarstone Countertops & Custom Cabinets...

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$777,000
2600 Fiset Dr - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
4
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
2,773
Acres
0.23
Year Built
1955
$777,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Shoalmont Sec 5
4 br, 2 ba, 2,773 ft²
MLS® #: 4906727
Price:
$777,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
4906727
Sqft:
2,773
Acres:
0.23
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shoalmont Sec 5
Property Listed By:
Keith Buchanan, Broker

Rare Central Move-in Ready - All 1 Story - Corner Lot – Quiet Street- 4 Bedroom + Small Office, 2 Living, Large 2- Car Garage (storage), Large Master, Bath & Closet. New- Windows, Recessed Lighting, Gutters & Irrigation. Ideal Floor Plan -home Features Wood/ Travertine, Granite Counters, Brushed Nickel Hardware. Bathroom Remodel Includes Bain Ultra-tub With Air Jets & L...

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$725,000
5400 Duval St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,518
Acres
0.15
Year Built
2013
$725,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Highlands
3 br, 3 ba, 2,518 ft²
MLS® #: 3204339
Price:
$725,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3204339
Sqft:
2,518
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Highlands
Property Listed By:
Carol Dochen, Realtors

Contemporary 5 Star Green Rated 3 Bed/3 Full Bath,w/2 Living On Corner Lot Close To North Loop & Hyde Park Shops.builder Extraordinaire The Muskin Company Built This Exceptional Home In 2013,bright Open Living/dining/kitchen Area,detached 2 Car Garage & Private Yard W/garden & Patio.master & 2 Beds Upstairs.2nd Living Could Be Office/study Or Downstairs 4th Bed.features...

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$525,000
N/a - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,803
Acres
0.16
Year Built
1936
$525,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Ideal Place
3 br, 2 ba, 1,803 ft²
MLS® #: 7167362
Price:
$525,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7167362
Sqft:
1,803
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Ideal Place
Property Listed By:
Austainable Properties

Classic Hyde Park Home, Recently Remodeled Kitchen And Baths, Wood Floors, Ceramic Tiles, Quartz Counter Tops. Central Heat And Air, Skylights, Stainless Steel Appliances Including Trash Compactor, Ice Maker, And Warming Drawer. Expansive Yard With Lots Of Potential. Walk To Neighborhood Coffee Shops, Antonelli's And The Golf Course. Easy To Show.

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$525,000
4501 Rosedale Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
1,686
Acres
0.14
Year Built
1937
$525,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Rosedale F
2 br, 1 ba, 1,686 ft²
MLS® #: 6862144
Price:
$525,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6862144
Sqft:
1,686
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Rosedale F
Property Listed By:
Gold Key Real Estate, Inc.

Location, Location, Location. Main House Has Approximately 1200 Sf, 2nd House Has 480 Sf And Is Rented For $795 Leased Until Sept. 30, 2014. Main House Is Vacant. Two Car Garage Is Shared Between Main House And Rented House. Very Nice Wood Flooring, Lots Of Original Items In House. Upstairs Loft. Lots Of Options, Remodel, Rental Property, Teardown And Rebuild.

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$675,000
4504 Greenbriar Ct - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
2,261
Acres
0.43
Year Built
1955
$675,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Oak Haven Sec 02
3 br, 4 ba, 2,261 ft²
MLS® #: 3699015
Price:
$675,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3699015
Sqft:
2,261
Acres:
0.43
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Oak Haven Sec 02
Property Listed By:
Armen Stephanian Investments

Nearly .5 Acre In Central Austin; Near 45th/shoal Creek; Huge Backyard On Over-sized Cul-de-sac Lot; 1 Story, 3-3.5 Baths, House Is A Blank Canvas Ready For Customization, Bring Your Contractor. Acclaimed Highland Park Elem; See Seller's Disclosure For Home's History, Including Underground Shelter. Home On The Market For First Time Since Construction. Convenient To Mopac .

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$389,000
4406 Avenue D - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
921
Acres
0.11
Year Built
1933
$389,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hyde Park Add 01
2 br, 1 ba, 921 ft²
MLS® #: 2117862
Price:
$389,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2117862
Sqft:
921
Acres:
0.11
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hyde Park Add 01
Property Listed By:
Realty Austin

Charming Blend Of Original Details And Upgrades Nestled In The Heart Of Hyde Park On One Of The Best Streets In Town! Sit Out On The Front Porch And Visit With The Neighbors Or Enjoy A Lazy Morning Cup Of Coffee On The Back Screened Porch. Stroll Down To Quacks For Pastries Or Head To Julio's For Mexican Martinis. Hosting A Dinner Party? Blocks From Antonelli's Cheese S...

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$239,000
611 E 45th St #26 - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,296
Acres
0.06
Year Built
1983
$239,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Quadrangle Condo Amd
2 br, 3 ba, 1,296 ft²
MLS® #: 5850205
Price:
$239,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5850205
Sqft:
1,296
Acres:
0.06
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Quadrangle Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Coldwell Banker United Realtor

Great Hyde Park 2nd Story 2/2.5 Unit With No Units Above Or Below You. This Fabulous Condo Has High Ceilings, 2 Fireplaces With Stacked Washer And Dryer That Conveys. One Car Garage, As Well As One Reserved Parking Space. Minutes To Downtown As Well As U.t. Campus With The Cool Vibe Of Central Austin.

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$369,900
929 E 54th St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,404
Acres
0.15
Year Built
2011
$369,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hill
3 br, 2 ba, 1,404 ft²
MLS® #: 3627933
Price:
$369,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
3627933
Sqft:
1,404
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hill
Property Listed By:
Hindsite 20/20 Real Estate Inv

Enjoy The Mueller Lifestyle Without The High Fees. 5 Minutes To Mueller Retail And New Heb, Walking Distance To Austin Eateries, Close To Bus And Metro Stops, Easy Commute To Ut, On A Quiet Street. 2011 Contemporary Remodel With Mid-century Modern Appeal. Vaulted Ceiling, Wood Flooring, Granite Counters, Stainless Vent Hood And Appliances. Large Master Suite, Vessel S...

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$600,000
5406 Grover Ave - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,612
Acres
0.16
Year Built
2003
$600,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in North Loop Terrace
3 br, 2 ba, 1,612 ft²
MLS® #: 5762160
Price:
$600,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5762160
Sqft:
1,612
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
North Loop Terrace
Property Listed By:
Amelia Bullock, Realtors

Very Cool House! Built In 2003. Centrally Located. Very Open And Airy With Clean Lines. Fabulous Kitchen With Lots Of Well Thought-out Custom Maple Cabinetry. Kitchenaide Architecture Series Stainless Appliances Including Built-in Refrigerator & Built-in Oven & Microwave/convection Oven & Gas Cooktop. Brazilian Cherry Floors. Master Overlooks Private And Beautifully...

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$165,000
2209 Hancock Dr #22 - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
1
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
713
Acres
0.05
Year Built
2000
$165,000
City: Austin
Status: Pending - Taking Backups
Condo in Ventana Condo Amd
1 br, 1 ba, 713 ft²
MLS® #: 7556549
Price:
$165,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7556549
Sqft:
713
Acres:
0.05
Status:
Pending - Taking Backups
Subdivision:
Ventana Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Juice Homes, Llc

This Unit Was Built With All Of The Upgrades And Is Located In The Best Located Building In The Complex With Views Overlooking The Courtyard And Mature Trees. Upgrades Include Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors; 3cm Dark Granite Counters; Antique White Porcelain Tiles; Maytag Stainless Steel Appliance Package; 4" Porcelain Backsplash In Bathroom; The Public Library, Billy...

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Properties in Central Austin

Urban excitement blends with old fashioned charm here, and much of Austin's heritage has been preserved. Central Austin is home to many beautiful historic sites, such as West Austin Park, and old neighborhoods such as Allandale, Pemberton Heights, and Brykerwoods. These areas feature some of Austin's finest historical homes, many of which are surrounded by large, carefully manicured properties dotted with mature oak and cottonwood trees, affording shade and privacy in Austin's busiest district. The University of Texas at Austin provides an additional backdrop of classic architecture and landscaping for many homes between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and E Dean Keaton St.

Homes in Central Austin range from cottages from the 1800s to remodeled or new construction luxury homes to sleek, high-rise condominiums. Demand for all properties in Central Austin is high, and demand for condos has exceeded the availability of units in many cases, despite rampant construction over the last few years.

Central Austin Residential Real Estate Statistics

Price Range

$120,000 to $7,000,000

Average Price

$592,144

Median Price

$483,750

Size Range of Homes

440 to 13,673 square feet

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$105.59 to 795.46

Median Price (per square foot)

$254.85

Average Days on the Market

68

* Based on November 2012 Data

Neighborhood Location

Central Austin (see Central Austin homes for sale) is bordered to the north by FM 2222, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by the Colorado River. Downtown is bordered to the north by MLK, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by North Lamar. Central Austin is in zip codes 78701 (see 78701 homes for sale,) 78703 (see 78703 homes for sale,) 78705 (see 78705 homes for sale,) 78731 (see 78731 homes for sale,) 78751 (see 78751 homes for sale,) and 78756 (see 78756 homes for sale.)

Amenities and Attractions

Austin’s recorded history began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers arrived in Central Texas and founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo adopted the name Austin and became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Texas State Capitol is an enormous pink granite building with a dome taller than that of the U.S. Capitol, a point of pride for many Texans. The Capitol building enjoys a prominent place in the skyline at the head of Congress Avenue. Tourists tend to start at the Capitol Visitors Center in the old General Land Office building and move on to the Capitol itself, completing their tour a few blocks north at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which includes three floors of exhibits and an IMAX theater.

On the opposite end of Congress Avenue is the 416-acre Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake,) which separates Central Austin from South Austin. Its nine bridges include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, summer home to a colony of a million Mexican Free-tailed Bats , and the James D. Pfluger FAIA (Lamar Blvd.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which provides hikers, walkers, runners, joggers, and bicyclists with a safe means of getting from one side of the lake to the other.

Other popular attractions located along Congress Avenue are the Paramount Theatre, a restored motion picture palace that is mostly used as a performing arts venue but that often hosts movie premieres and revivals of classic films, and the Arthouse at the Jones Center, a gallery that shows innovative artwork.

On the east side of downtown, the leading attraction is East Sixth Street, often compared to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It is lined with bars and live music venues filled with college students and tourists. It is also home to the historical Driskill Hotel, a Victorian showplace that opened in 1886. Intersecting with East Sixth is Red River Street, which is known for such music venues as Emo's and Stubb's BBQ. A little further south is the 881,400 square foot Austin Convention Center.

West of Congress is the Second Street District, which includes Willie Nelson Boulevard. The Second Street District is lined with upscale restaurants, boutiques, the Austin Children's Museum, the Antoine Predock-designed City Hall, the Austonian, a residential skyscraper that is one of the tallest buildings in the state, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, and the W Hotel.

Just north of the Second Street District is the Warehouse District, with bars and restaurants aimed at a professional crowd. Its leading attractions include the venerable Antone's blues club, La Zona Rosa, Fado Irish Bar, Oilcan Harry's, Truluck's, Kenichi, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. North of that is yet another bar and restaurant district - West Sixth Street - which has flourished due to the increased population density created by high-rises. Its bars and restaurants include Opal Divine's Freehouse, Molotov, Ranch 616, Little Woodrow's, The Hoffbrau, Hut's Hamburgers, and Frank & Angie's Pizzeria.

At the intersection of West Sixth Street and North Lamar are Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas, Whole Foods flagship store, which is a wonderland for foodies, and Waterloo Records, one of the largest and most respected music stores in the United States. West of Lamar is a section of art galleries.

Just north of the State Capitol is the huge campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Book a tour of the UT Tower for a spectacular view of the city. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, a block north of the Bob Bullock Museum, has collections of antiquities, prints, and European and American art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Texas Memorial Museum, housed in an Art Deco building near the Law School, specializes in natural history and paleontology. The dinosaur and fossil exhibits are a huge hit with children.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum has artifacts from the late President's political career and a reproduction of the Oval Office as it was decorated during his administration. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is home to Texas Longhorn football games, and the Frank Erwin Center is a venue for touring musical acts. The Visual Arts Center displays work designed by UT art students. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is a special collections library. While most of its holdings are accessible only to scholars, there are exhibits on the ground floor of some collection highlights, including the world's first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible, and other historical, literary, cinematic, and artistic treasures.

The area around UT is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. The Drag is a section of Guadalupe Street west of campus stretching roughly from MLK Boulevard north to 32nd Street. While the Drag has lost some of the bohemian vibe that characterized it from the 70s to the 90s, it's still a great place for people-watching. Tourists can stock up on Longhorn-related clothing and other souvenirs at the University Co-op.

Further north is Hyde Park, a planned residential community known for its beautifully-restored Victorian and Craftsman-style homes. While there are pricier and more luxurious neighborhoods in town, if you asked many Austinites where they'd live if they had the money, they often say Hyde Park. One highlight of Hyde Park is the Elisabet Ney Museum, the home and studio of an eccentric sculptress who moved to Texas after establishing her reputation sculpting the famous and the powerful in Europe. Among her most familiar works are the statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin in the southern entrance foyer of the State Capitol.

North of Hyde Park is North Loop, a hipster-dominated area that includes a few vintage stores, dive bars, and funky restaurants. West of downtown are such neighborhoods as Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown. (If you explore Pemberton Heights, make sure and drive by the Pemberton Castle at 1415 Wooldridge Drive, which was used as the sales office for the subdivision in the 1920s).

Other attractions in the western part of Central Austin are Camp Mabry, a National Guard camp that is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum, and, on the shores of Lake Austin, the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, which includes the Italianate villa of philanthropist Clara Driscoll, and an art school.

Nearby Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Drive)
  • Perry Neighborhood Park (4800 Fairview Drive)
  • Gaines Creek Greenbelt (4800 South Mo Pac Expressway)
  • Mount Bonnell at Covert Park (3851 Mount Bonnell Drive)
  • Mayfield House (3505 West 35th Street)
  • Mayfield Nature Preserve (3801 West 35th Street)
  • Reed Neighborhood Park (2614 Pecos Street)
  • Walsh Boat Landing (1600 Scenic Drive)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Road)
  • Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 North Rosedale Avenue)
  • Triangle Commons Pocket Park (722 West 46th Street)
  • Shipe Neighborhood Park (4400 Avenue G)
  • Elisabet Ney Museum (304 East 44th Street)
  • Bailey Neighborhood Park (1101 West 33rd Street)
  • Sparky Pocket Park (3701 Grooms Street)
  • Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center (811 East 41st Street)
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue)
  • Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park (201 West 30th Street)
  • Eastwoods Neighborhood Park (3001 Harris Park Avenue)
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt (2600 Lamar Boulevard)
  • Caswell Tennis Center (2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road)
  • West Enfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield)
  • Mary Francis Baylor Clarksville Park (1811 West 11th Street)
  • Haskell House (1705 Waterston Street)
  • Palm Plaza Pocket Park (1524 Palma Plaza)
  • Pease District Park (1100 Kingsbury Street)
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 West 10th Street)
  • Austin Recreation Center (1213/1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Duncan Neighborhood Park (901 West 9th Street)
  • Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park (500 East 12th Street)
  • Symphony Square (1101 Red River Street)
  • Treaty Oak Square (507 Baylor Street)
  • Lamar Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (1200 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (707 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Republic Square (422 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sir Svante Palm Neighborhood Park (200 South IH-35 SVRD SB)
  • Brush Square—O. Henry Museum (409 East 5th Street)
  • Old Bakery and Emporium (1006 Congress Avenue)
  • Waller Creek Greenbelt (703 East 6th Street)

Central Austin Schools

Central Austin is in the Austin Independent School District (see Austin ISD homes for sale.)

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private Schools

  • AHB Community School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bronze Doors Academy
  • City School
  • Clearview Sudbury School
  • Girls School of Austin
  • Griffin School
  • Khabele School
  • Odyssey School
  • San Juan Diego Catholic School
  • SRI Atmananda Memorial School
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • TNS Academy

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from April 18th, 2014 at 12:50am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.